For those special people who prefer pumpkin spice to Caribbean dreams, Seattle NorthCountry is home away from home.
Habitat: Family-friendly municipal park by Blackman Lake, with conifers and riparian wetlands.
Birding: Best birding is in spring and winter. Watch for Mallards, Northern Shoverlers, Hooded Mergansers, Northern Pintails, American Wigeons, Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaups, Western Grebes, Double-crested Cormorants, Dark-eyed Juncos, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, House Finches, Spotted Towhees, and Red-breasted Nuthatches.
Viewing: Walk road to water's edge and onto small dock to spot water birds. Look for songbirds in the brush.
Access: From Hwy 2 at milepost 4.9 take Hwy 9 south. Drive for 1 mile. Turn left (southeast) onto Bickford Ave. Drive 0.2 mil. Turn left (south) onto Ave D. Drive 0.1 mile. Turn left (east) onto Ferguson Park Ave. Drive into park.